Shea Homes Expands into Houston Market

Shea Homes is one of the largest privately held homebuilders and builds new home communities in nine states, including California, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, and most recently, Texas. Offering a wide range of homes for single and multi-families, Shea Homes continues to expand business by developing impressive communities with resortlike amenities.

Shea Homes also builds Trilogy communities, designed to meet the needs and desires of Baby Boomers. J.D. Power and Associates ranked Trilogy by Shea Homes as the highest in customer satisfaction among the largest active adult community new homebuilders in 34 U.S. markets. “It is extremely gratifying to receive the J.D. Power Customer Service Champion recognition for two consecutive years,” said Bert Selva, President and CEO of Shea Homes. “To be ranked among the best in the country alongside other prominent brands such as Apple, Lexus, Four Seasons Hotel and Southwest Airlines is a tremendous honor.”

Selva joined the company in 1996, serving as the president of the Colorado division before he became CEO of Shea Homes. Under his leadership, the 22,000-acre Highlands Ranch was acquired and developed, and today is one of the nation’s leading master-planned communities.

Since 1968, Shea Homes has closed on more than 90,000 homes and plans to close even more in the company’s recent expansion into the Houston market. Despite being new to this market, Shea Homes was able to benefit from its history in the real estate business to secure hundreds of lots in some of the most well-known master-planned communities in the Houston area.

In 2005, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recognized Shea Homes as one of “America’s Best Builders,” and in 2007, the company was named “Builder of the Year.”

While continuing an excellent reputation of customer satisfaction, Shea Homes is also furthering ventures into designing net-zero energy homes. The SPACES collection of homes is a complete redesign of the average home with environmental and affordable principles in mind. SheaXero is another venture into the green building world. Shea Homes partnered with SolarCity in an effort to achieve net-zero electric bills by designing and developing homes that generate as much energy as they consume.

“As we look ahead, we believe we are operating in some of the best housing markets in the country which continue to exhibit signs of improvement,” Selva said.

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